Meet Our Team

Our fun-loving team is here to take care of anything you need when seeing Dr. Jiyoung Jung, Dr. Bart Miller or Dr. Solji Paek. We enjoy catching up with you and making sure you leave Central Park Dental & Orthodontics with a great smile. To make an appointment with our dentists or orthodontist and learn more about our services in Arlington, Texas, please call or text us now at 817-466-1200.

Jodi Rife

Office Manager

Jodi joined Central Park Dental & Orthodontics in April 2021 and is a proud 2015 graduate from Concorde Career College, where she studied dental assisting and was named valedictorian. She has been in customer service for over 20 years and served as an MP in the U.S. military for 10 years. She contributes to the success of our practice with her great communication skills and ability to work with different types of personalities. She is also trained to relate and communicate in any given situation, especially when it comes to discussing affordable treatment plans and third-party financing. Her favorite part about working here is being a part of a true team that works hard to deliver the best customer service and treat patients like family.

Outside of the office, Jodi loves to sing, paint, craft and play outdoor sports with her three children: Kaydence, Kamryn and Karson.

Melissa Recio

Front Desk & Assistant

Melissa has been a part of Central Park Dental & Orthodontics since September 2019. She graduated and received her dental assisting license in June 2017 from Concorde Career College in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her favorite part of working at the practice is being cross trained to help in both the front and back when needed and building relationships with our patients. She contributes to the success of our team by being able to multitask and translate for our Spanish-speaking patients. She is married to her amazing husband, Juan, and they have a handsome little 4-year-old boy named Emmanuel who always keeps them on their toes.

When she is not at the office, Melissa works part-time at CPD to take care of the office part of the business since her husband opened his own business in 2020. She also enjoys working out and going to the gym before work to help her feel energized throughout the day.

Itzel Luna

Administrative Assistant

Itzel joined us at Central Park Dental & Orthodontics in August 2020 and is a proud graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology. She is an aspiring dentist and enjoys getting experience in the dental field to pursue feature endeavors. She is a bilingual speaker who follows up with patient care after hours.

Outside the office, Itzel enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering in the community and shopping.

Kayla Shelby

Registered Dental Assistant

Kayla joined us in March 2021 and loves educating patients on the importance of oral health and ensuring each visit is a good dental experience. She studied at Pure Dental Academy and TCC in medical microbiology. She is honored to be a part of an outstanding dental team that provides quality care to each patient who comes in.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, painting and getting crafty. She also plans to continue her education to become a hygienist in the near future.

Jenna Nguyen

Dental Assistant

Jenna has been a part of the team here at Central Park Dental & Orthodontics since November 2020 and provides a professional approach to teamwork. She completed her dental assisting program in 1999 and loves being a part of a caring team that gives great service. She also enjoys spending time with the team after working hours.